Moderator: Doug Cogan, Director of Climate Change Research, Riskmetrics Group, United States of America
Speaker 1: Sascha Lafeld, Executive Board Member, First Climate AG, Germany
Carbon Markets - A US Perspective
1) What are the latest developments in the potentially largest carbon market worldwide?
2) How can investments in US carbon reduction projects be stimulated?
[First Climate LLC is a Founding Reporter of The Climate Registry. Founders are thirty-nine U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, six Mexican states, three Native American tribes and the District of Columbia. The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in a common, accurate and transparent manner consistent across industry sectors and borders.]
Speaker 2: Sachiko Ai, Senior Chief Manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Japan
The Current Movements for a "Low Carbon Economy" in Japan and a New Trust Scheme for Transactions
1) What is the Japanese Perspective of a "Low Carbon Economy"?
2) What are current options for emissions reduction of Japanese companies?
3) Introduction of the Emission Trust Scheme
4) What are the implications of the current movements for SRI Development in Japan?
To realize a "Low Carbon Economy", the Japanese Government, regulators, pension fund owners and politicians have started to discuss ESG disclosure rules on financial reporting and measurement methods of ESG activities, as well as issues of emissions reduction, in order for ESG activities to be taken into account for Japanese company valuations.
Speaker 3: Seb Walhain, Head of Carbon Trading, Fortis Bank, The Netherlands
The State of the Carbon Market
1) Does emissions trading work?
2) How do we get from trading to project finance?